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Details about using Drupal7 with Debian

Installation

apt-get install drupal7

During installation you may optionally choose to have the database created as well. Choose this unless you will be importing an existing site.

Creating a MySQL database and user manually

This step is only needed if you are importing an existing SQL database.

Adding a single site

If you only have one site that you wish to use with this installation (with potentially multiple domains) then activate the default drupal7 config file with the command :

a2enconf drupal7

Reload Apache, after which the site will be available at yourdomain.com/drupal7

Adding multiple sites with virtual hosts

If you wish to use this installation with more than one site, it is probably best to create a separate configuration for each site:

Clean URLs

If you want to use clean URLs, first enable the rewrite module:

a2enmod rewrite
service apache2 reload

Then edit /etc/drupal/7/htaccess and uncomment the relevant ?RewriteBase rule:

RewriteBase /drupal # If running under a /drupal URL
RewriteBase /       # If running under a dedicated domain

Adding custom themes and modules

Copy any custom themes or modules into /usr/local/share/drupal/themes or /usr/local/share/drupal/modules, then symlink into the required site. For example:

ln -s /usr/local/share/drupal/themes/mytheme /usr/share/drupal7/themes/mytheme

Adding translations

Download translation file from https://localize.drupal.org/download and put it in /usr/share/drupal7/profiles/minimal/translations/.

So you can start your installation in your language.

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